Quantum computing companies face new challenges in 2021
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 by Richard Harris
The most substantial quantum computing achievements in 2020 were the combined demonstrations of high-quantum-volume (performance) systems available via cloud interfaces with detailed roadmaps for system growth. For instance, IBM and Google both announced plans for machines with 1000 qubits – potentially enough for near-term applications achieving quantum...
Quantum computing in 2021
Monday, January 11, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Quantum computing is likely to become practical soon, with the capability to break many encryption algorithms. Organizations should plan to upgrade to TLS 1.3 and quantum-safe cryptographic ciphers soon. Big Tech vendors Google and Microsoft will make updates to web browsers, but the server-side is for your organization to review and change. Kick off a Y2 K-li...
Q-CTRL gets strategic investment from IQT
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Q-CTRL announced a strategic investment by In-Q-Tel (IQT), the not-for-profit strategic investor that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the national security communities of the U.S. and its allies.
Q-CTRL is a pioneer in the field of quantum control engineering, delivering software products and professional services to help customers and partners ...
To encrypt or not encrypt legacy devices no longer a choice
Thursday, March 19, 2020 by Freeman Lightner
Encryption forms a strong layer of protection for our data and a last line of defense against cybercrime. By deploying encryption, users can render their data unreadable if it is compromised. Whether that means hackers intruding into the network, or an employee unwittingly exposing sensitive information, the data will be useless to any unauthorized agents who happe...
Dangers of quantum hacking
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 by Richard Harris
Active Cypher has built a password-hacking quantum computer to demonstrate the dangers of quantum hacking.
Using $600 worth of hardware parts easily purchased online or at a local electronics store, Active Cypher’s founder and CTO, Dan Gleason, created a portable quantum computer dubbed QUBY (named after qubits, the basic unit of quantum information). QUBY runs...
Applitools Visual AI Rockstar Hackathon winners
Thursday, February 6, 2020 by Richard Harris
Applitools announced the 100 winners and 10 Grand Prize winners of the Global Visual AI Rockstar Hackathon. The hackathon’s objective was to see which of the participants could comprehensively catch and fix functional and visual bugs using both their preferred code-based approach and Visual AI.
Out of 3,000 participants and 300 finalists, the top 100 winn...
Microsoft DART team tracks 77k active web shells
Thursday, February 6, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
In a blog post promoting the capabilities of its commercial security platform, Microsoft said that on a daily basis the company's security team detects and tracks on average around 77,000 active web shells, spread across 46,000 infected servers.
According to ZDNet, these numbers are staggering, since the 77,000 figure is far larger than any previous reports about...
Data Privacy Day 2020 is here
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 by Richard Harris
Data Privacy Day is here, and with the recent implementation of the California Consumer Privacy Act, the timing could not be better to discuss the importance of taking steps to protect sensitive data while also keeping personal data private and secure.
Similar to GDPR, CCPA will have a profound impact on data privacy and protection, making this year’s Data Priv...
Comparing IT operations and IT service teams
Friday, January 17, 2020 by Richard Harris
As CIOs look ahead to 2020, they need to address the growing convergence of IT services and IT operations by implementing strategies to break down silos between departments. Vidhya Srinivasan, VP of Solution Marketing and Digital Service Management & Operations at BMC Software, recently sat with us to discuss how organizations can run and reinvent their businesses w...
Over one million unique component downloads from OutSystems Forge
Friday, January 17, 2020 by Freeman Lightner
OutSystems announced that the OutSystems Forge has surpassed more than one million unique component downloads, fueled by increasing demand for agility as part of the app development process.
One of the main hubs for OutSystems developers, the Forge enables first-timers and veterans alike to quickly access over 2,500 assets that boost productivity when building their ...
Increasing speed of delivery features
Monday, January 13, 2020 by Christian Hargrave
A recent survey by Split Software has revealed that organizations are delivering features faster, but many are still struggling with increased downtimes of apps and services. The informal survey consisted of more than 120 DevOps and software engineering professionals and was conducted during industry events from July through November 2019.
According to respondents, a...
All things Java
Friday, January 10, 2020 by Richard Harris
In an age when there is a constant demand for new, especially when it comes to technology, some things continue to stand the test of time. Java, for example, has been around for decades, but it is still the go-to programming language for untold numbers of developers. In fact, the language has never fallen below No. 2 on the Tiobe Index, and as of August 2019, it was No....
How to get user engagement in 2020
Thursday, January 2, 2020 by Scott Tomkins
The most difficult challenge for every app developer to overcome is: How do I get my app in front of a customer so that they can engage with it? UA campaigns are notoriously expensive and invariably suffer from diminishing returns. ROAS at the start of a campaign falls somewhere between 200% and 300%, but soon enough it peters out. I can’t tell you how many times ...
How cloud computing is changing the developer world
Thursday, January 2, 2020 by Richard Harris
Cloud computing is continuing to change the way the world builds and interacts with technology, and the developers that make that possible are under more pressure than ever to keep innovating and pushing boundaries. With the launch of the latest version of its Cloud Pak for Data, IBM is helping them do just that, all while prioritizing what matters most: data privacy an...
2019 Quantum Computing Industry Retrospective
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by Richard Harris
Michael Biercuk, founder and CEO of Q-CTRL, is considered one of the world's leading experts in quantum computing. As we round the corner into 2020, he shares his thoughts on the year in quantum computing and predictions for next year below.
The most significant industry accomplishments
"I think there is no doubt that the demonstration of&...
Threat of quantum computing hackathon to award $100,000
Monday, November 25, 2019 by Richard Harris
Communique Laboratory Inc. launched its quantum hackathon tackling the threat of quantum computing. Cybersecurity companies, computer science students and hackers have begun challenging the Company’s ‘quantum-safe’ encryption in a $100,000 hackathon.
The Company hosted an innovation celebration event with technology presentations from industry...
DesignCon 2020 schedule announced
Friday, November 8, 2019 by Richard Harris
DesignCon announced its 2020 conference schedule presenting 14 newly refined and reorganized tracks covering a broad range of highly technical sessions, boot camps, tutorials, and more to fit the needs of the hardware design engineering community. Hot topics of interest for this year’s programming include signal integrity (SI) and power integrity (PI) for single-m...
Post-quantum computing security
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by Richard Harris
There is a brewing fear about Quantum computing because of the power behind moving quantum bits around in such blinding speeds that some say, will instantly break every encryption algorithm on the Internet today. DigiCert Inc. has released the results of a new survey titled, "Quantum's Peril & Promise" that highlights the ...
Two strategic advisors join Findora
Friday, August 16, 2019 by Richard Harris
Findora, the cryptographically transparent public blockchain for building decentralized financial applications, has two new strategic advisors; Balaji Srinivasan, former CTO of Coinbase, and Professor Dan Boneh, Head of Stanford Cryptography.
Prior to joining Coinbase, Srinivasan was General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, and co-founder of Earn.com,&...
ALM data strategies that mimic the principles of blockchain
Friday, November 2, 2018 by Christopher Pola
All too often, I hear from customers about a very common pain point: they do not have the data to run their business. It’s not that they lack data, but they lack trust in their data. While solving data issues can be a riddle at times, I believe this dilemma is symptomatic of antiquated and/or misappropriated application lifecycle management (ALM) systems requiring...
Machine learning, crowdsourced data, and the birth of Gengo.ai
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 by Richard Harris
The glue that holds machine learning and artificial intelligence together is data. Without the data to create complex learning algorithms from, and to create those life-like AI experiences - neither of them are worth a brass farthing.
Charly Walther, the VP of product and growth at Gengo.ai, joined Gengo from Uber, where he was a product manager in Uber’s Advan...
Blockchain IoT can work to your advantage
Friday, October 5, 2018 by Richard Harris
Why do the words Blockchain and IoT still sound terrifying to some businesses? Maybe it's because Blockchain terminology was made mainstream by Bitcoin, or perhaps it's that IoT sounds immediate security alarms.
According to IBM, using Blockchain in asset management, customs declarations, supply chain networks, commercial property leasing, and countless more ...
Top ten ICO scams that swindled over $687M
Friday, September 28, 2018 by Richard Harris
Initial Coin Offerings are one of the most tempting investment options for those hoping to profit from the ever-evolving world of cryptocurrency. However, the lack of regulation has allowed ICO investors to become targets of sneaky schemes.
Though ICOs have snowballed, with more than 750 being invested in during 2018 alone, the number of scams has also steadily risen...
Decentralized application development boosted with Lisk Core 1.0
Thursday, August 30, 2018 by Richard Harris
Merged mining partnership between Bitmain and Elastos
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Elastos (ELA) announced a merged mining partnership with Bitmain Technologies. The merged mining partnership means that for miners and future users of the smart web platform, it guarantees the security of the Bitcoin network by sharing its hashpower. Merged mining allows Bitcoin (BTC) and the ELA coin to be mined simultaneously and more efficiently, and conserves energy...
A quantum blockchain can stop quantum computing from hacking it
Monday, August 13, 2018 by John Wu
We have yet to see the full promise of Blockchain play out but companies and scientists are already close to launching a technology that could theoretically break it: quantum computers.
Such machines can compute data exponentially faster than traditional computers. Earlier this year, Google began testing Bristlecone, a quantum computer chip that its creators think wi...
Use quantum computers over the cloud with ACQUA
Friday, June 15, 2018 by Richard Harris
Making a world that is "Quantum Ready" requires more researchers exploring the applications of quantum computing and potential quantum advantage, and working with real quantum computers just got easier for experts in chemistry, artificial intelligence and optimization thanks to IBM. Building on QISKit, the open source quantum information science kit for s...
IBM upgrades its qubit processing systems for commercial use
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by Richard Harris
IBM announced two significant quantum processor upgrades for its IBM Q early-access commercial systems. These upgrades represent rapid advances in quantum hardware as IBM continues to drive progress across the entire quantum computing technology stack, with focus on systems, software, applications and enablement. The first IBM Q systems available online to c...
Stars of IP party to rock Austin again
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by Richard Harris
Silvaco, Inc. has announced collaboration with players in the semiconductor intellectual property (IP) ecosystem to host the annual Stars of IP party at Speakeasy in Austin, Texas, on the evening of Tuesday, June 20, 2017. The event coincides with the 54th Design Automation Conference (DAC), which takes place June 18 - 21 at the Austin Convention Center.Stars of IP seek...
Explaining what AIOps is and why it matters to developers
Monday, March 13, 2017 by Richard Harris
We recently spoke with Phil Tee, CEO of Moogsoft to learn more Algorithmic Intelligence, (the “AI” in AIOps). What is AIOps you say? It's a new category defined by Gartner research that is an evolution of what the industry previously referred to as ITOA (IT Operations and Analytics).It seems we have reached a point where data science and algorithms are being successfull...
NVIDIA releases GPU accelerator to improve AI
Friday, March 10, 2017 by Richard Harris
As innovation progresses, more and more processing is being offloaded to the cloud to do the heavy lifting. But how much cloud usage is too much for cloud providers to handle efficiently? That is the answer that many companies hope never to have to answer as they ramp up their cloud usage exponentially. That’s where NVIDIA and Microsoft look to make big changes in the w...
IBM is building a quantum computing system
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by Richard Harris
IBM announced an industry-first initiative to build commercially available universal quantum computing systems. “IBM Q” quantum systems and services will be delivered via the IBM Cloud platform. While technologies that currently run on classical computers, such as Watson, can help find patterns and insights buried in vast amounts of existing data, quantum computers will...
A tech brief for 2017 and beyond
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 by Richard Harris
IEEE Computer Society, a source for technology information in the computing industry and career development, offers a comprehensive list of industry-recognized products, services and professional opportunities. They've recently released their latest report in an attempt to highlight some of the up and coming technological advances that could take hold. As technology rap...